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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'These are not faceless women': Key moments from the Dáil's Eighth Amendment debate

The TDs gathered in the Dáil this week to debate the report published by the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

# micheal-martin - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum?

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has endorsed the removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind Change Of Heart This post contains videos

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

# micheal-martin - Monday 1 January, 2018

These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'Not on my horizon' - What Micheál Martin said when we asked if he'd ever run for the Áras

'Not on my horizon' - What Micheál Martin said when we asked if he'd ever run for the Áras

The Fianna Fáil leader isn’t giving much away about his party’s Áras plans either.

# micheal-martin - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

# micheal-martin - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'

The Cork TD discusses how the abortion issue will be difficult for his party and how Fianna Fáil hasn’t ruled out running candidates in the north.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar on political crisis: 'It wasn't some poker game with Micheál Martin'

The Taoiseach was critical of the Department of Justice again in a radio interview this morning.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?

Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation meant that an election was avoided yesterday.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Martin says government surprised by scale of anger levelled against them this week

Martin said Fine Gael faced backlash from the people over homelessness comments.

# micheal-martin - Monday 13 November, 2017

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Leo effect helps Fine Gael to six-year opinion polling high

The poll surveyed over 1,000 voters between 26 October and 7 November.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Micheál Martin brands Fine Gael the 'out-of-touch elite' party that has moved to the right

The Fianna Fáil leader has launched a blistering attack on the Taoiseach saying things have got worse since he took over.

Martin says he's concerned about Scientology setting up in Ireland

Earlier this year, TheJournal.ie revealed a new Scientology centre was to open in Firhouse.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Talk of 'telepathic' borders and 'getting dogs ready' as Varadkar and Martin clash on Brexit

There were tense exchanges at Leaders’ Questions today.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'

The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.

# micheal-martin - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises

“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Paul Williams denies he was "puppet for the guards" when meeting woman who made McCabe allegations

The journalist was speaking at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Flattery, chuckles and playful punches: Enda's long goodbye comes to an end

Enda Kenny stepped down as Taoiseach yesterday.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh

Leo Varadkar said there will be more disappointments than appointments for his colleagues as he selects his new Cabinet.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of next week’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

# micheal-martin - Monday 5 June, 2017

Poll: Which of these two party leaders would you prefer as Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of these two party leaders would you prefer as Taoiseach?

Martin won’t be able to put himself forward as Taoiseach until after an election – would you prefer him to Varadkar?

# micheal-martin - Friday 12 May, 2017

'It destroyed my life': Man who was raped by teacher as a boy seeks State enquiry

Denis Cronin was 11-years-old when he was sexually abused by his teacher.

# micheal-martin - Friday 5 May, 2017

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape

TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected

Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Your choice for next Taoiseach? Leo and Simon both ahead of Micheál Martin

A new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Poll for TheJournal.ie makes interesting reading for Fine Gael members.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.

# micheal-martin - Monday 13 March, 2017

Fianna Fáil's plans for North-South reunification get cautious welcome from Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin was eager to clarify differences between his party and Sinn Féin.

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Opinion poll puts Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil neck and neck

Just one percentage point separates the two parties.

# micheal-martin - Monday 13 February, 2017

'We are entitled to the truth today': Kenny to discuss McCabe public inquiry with Micheál Martin

Maurice McCabe and his wife, Lorraine, have called for the government to answer a number of questions.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government

The Taoiseach meanwhile says he isn’t ruling out a criminal investigation into the Tusla saga.

# micheal-martin - Friday 10 February, 2017

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'I found it difficult to watch': Enda Kenny grilled over children with scoliosis left on waiting lists

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

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